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Traffic offences cover everything from running a red light and driving a few kilometres over the speed limit to very serious offences like dangerous driving causing death, which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment. Often when a person commits a traffic offence, they will simply receive an on-the-spot fine and pay it. More serious traffic offences require the accused to attend court to finalise the matter. Our Brisbane traffic lawyers can assist you with any traffic matter you need advice or representation in.
Regularly appearing in the Magistrates Court, District Court and Supreme Court, our Brisbane traffic lawyers are skilled at preparing cases like yours to get the best possible outcome. Armstrong Legal’s Brisbane Traffic Lawyers empower you throughout the process and will inform you every step of the way so you can make the best decisions when finalising your matter.
Speeding in Brisbane
Exceeding the speed limit is a criminal offence and can lead to a range of penalties. If the speeding offence did not result in an injury or death on the road, it’s likely you will receive an on-the-spot fine, which you will be required to pay within 28 days. You may also receive demerit points depending on whether it is your first, or a second or subsequent speeding offence. If it is a subsequent speeding offence the penalties are likely to be more severe than for your first offence.
If you’ve received an infringement notice or a summons to appear in court and want to contest the charge of prepare a plea in mitigation call our Brisbane traffic lawyers on 1300 038 223 or send us an email.
Drink Driving in Brisbane
In Queensland, it is an offence to drive with a BAC of over 0.05. If a person is caught driving with a BAC that is over 0.05 but less than 0.10, the police will suspend your licence for 24 hours. The police also have the authority to suspend your licence until the matter is dealt with in court.
Drink driving is a serious offence and if you get caught drink driving a second time, you will face a much more severe penalty than the first time you were caught.
It is rare that a person will be sentenced to imprisonment for a first drink driving offence. However, the courts do have the discretion to sentence a person to imprisonment if they believe this is warranted.
Traffic offences are criminal offences and can result in a criminal record. Contact our Brisbane traffic lawyers today to find out how you can maximise your chances of a favourable outcome.
DUI/Drink Driving in Brisbane
The offence of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is different from other drink driving offences. It does not require the offender to have a particular BAC reading. Rather, it requires the person’s driving to have been adversely affected by their consumption of alcohol or a drug.
The penalties for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs vary depending on whether the offender has a history of this type of offence and whether there was a collision. Other offences related to driving under the influence include:
- Dangerous Operation Of A Motor Vehicle;
- Aggravated Dangerous Driving;
- Dangerous Driving Causing Death or GBH.
If you have been charged with one of these offences, contact Armstrong Legal’s Brisbane traffic lawyers for advice.
Getting Probationary Licences in Brisbane
If you committed a driving offence that resulted in you being disqualified from holding or getting a driver’s licence and have served the disqualification period then you will first be issued with a probationary licence. A probationary licence comes with restrictions such as not being able to drive between the hours of 11pm and 5am for at least 12 months starting from the day you receive your probationary licence.
If you work night shift and need to drive between those hours, contact our Brisbane traffic lawyers to see what your options are.
Restricted Licences in Brisbane
A restricted licence is commonly known as a work licence. An eligible person who has been convicted of a drink driving or drug driving offence can apply to the court for a restricted licence. The Department of Transport and Main Roads website has more information on the eligibility criteria. A restricted licence comes with conditions which you must adhere to when driving. If you would like help applying for a restricted licence contact us on 1300 038 223 or send us an email.
Driving Without A Licence in Brisbane
If you drive in Queensland while your licence is suspended, withdrawn or as an unlicensed driver then you can be charged with a traffic offence that will be dealt with in court. If you are convicted of this offence you may be disqualified from holding a licence for up to five years. You could also be fined or sentenced to a maximum of 18 months imprisonment.
How our Traffic Lawyers Can Help
Our Brisbane traffic lawyers are experts in their field and deal with the whole range of traffic offences on a regular basis. They routinely represent clients in court for traffic offences and are tenacious and strategic in their approach. Call them on 1300 038 223 for a confidential discussion.